Lowestoft Film Festival announces judging panel ahead of seven day event in October
A town's film festival has announced its judging panel and over 150 short films have already been submitted.
Lowestoft Film Festival is set to return for seven days across multiple venues in the town from October 20 to October 27.
Last year saw over 2,000 people attend from across the country and this year a panel of nine esteemed judges have been selected.
The judges are:
Caroline Spence – Producer/screenwriter
Jasmine Valentine – Acting editor of FILMHOUNDS magazine
Katie Evans – Digital film marketer at Paramount Pictures
Lewis Hurt - TV sports director
Festival alumni Jane Ashmore - Director in the film and TV industry
Shelby Cooke – Curator/film Critic
Georgia Hunter – Film programmer
Dean Parkin – Writer/poet
Jean Campbell Hogg – Director/artist-filmmaker
Lowestoft Film Festival (LFF) celebrates undiscovered talent and independent film from across the UK, that wouldn’t otherwise be picked up in the bigger film festival circuit.
Judge Jasmine Valentine said: "I’m incredibly excited to be involved in this year’s Lowestoft Film Festival. I love its mantra and cannot wait to discover the filmic gems of the East coast.”
Festival alumnus Jane Ashmore added: "As a filmmaker myself I had a great experience at LFF last year. It is a festival run by filmmakers FOR filmmakers. You know when you submit, that your work will be diligently watched and genuinely considered.
"The result is an insightful and thoughtful curation of the best of independent films on offer. Festivals like Lowestoft’s are helping to keep grassroots filmmaking alive and championing emerging talent across the country."
To submit a short film of less than 30 minutes, visit the Lowestoft Film Festival website at: https://lowestoftfilmfestival.co.uk/